Drew Brophy, a twenty-five year professional artist who became known for his surf lifestyle art and his big wave surfing, will be a university guest speaker on Monday, October 1. Drew Brophy has become known as the artist who changed the way that surfboards were painted in the late 1990’s. Since then, Brophy has created a popular brand out of his artwork and currently partners with over thirty companies that license his artwork for their products.
Drew Brophy’s wife and manager, Maria Brophy, is Co-Author of How to Draw with Drew (published by Walter Foster Publishing) and the eBook How to Understand Art Licensing Agreements and producer of instructional art videos, including Paint Pen Techniques with Drew Brophy. Maria is an expert in art licensing, marketing and deal making.
Many artists struggle with the business side of art. Maria says "You don't have have to have been born with a business mind to do well as a creative entrepreneur. You just have to know how things work."
Drew Brophy says that he learned the business of art the hard way when he was younger. Now, he wants to give information to artists that will help make their path to success a smooth one.
During the lecture, Drew and Maria will discuss designing your path as an artist, their own unique business model, and money matters, including how to price your artwork.
Art Department Chair Ross McClain says of the guest speakers, "Drew and Maria exemplify the true spirit of what art entrepreneurship is all about: hard work, honesty, integrity, creativity and talent."
The Lecture, which is open to the public, will be held in the Roe Art Building #100 on campus on Monday, October 1st from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The lecture includes an open question and answer session. There will be a reception immediately before and after the lecture.
ABOUT FURMAN UNIVERSITY:
Founded in 1826, Furman University is one of the nation's premier undergraduate liberal arts colleges. The university offers outstanding academics, opportunities for a broad range of talented students with a passion for learning, a robust visual and performing arts program and NCAA Division I athletics. Furman’
ABOUT DREW BROPHY:
Drew Brophy has been a professional lifestyle artist for over 25 years. An avid surfer and world traveler, Drew is the best known surf artist in history. Drew’s original artwork is collected worldwide and he currently licenses his art images to over 30 manufacturers with about 300 different products in the marketplace. Drew has been an inspiration for many artists, young and old, as he enjoys sharing his success secrets and helping others find their success in art, too.
To learn more about Drew Brophy go to his website at http://www.DrewBrophy.com
ABOUT MARIA BROPHY
Maria Brophy is an art licensing consultant and has spent over a dozen years successfully promoting and branding the art of her husband, Drew Brophy. Her expertise lies in licensing, contract negotiations and marketing art. A published writer and advocate for artists, Maria maintains a blog that helps artists to create the life of their dreams.
To learn more go to http://www.mariabrophy.com.